Compare 2012 Buick Regal vs 2012 Chrysler 300 vs 2012 Lincoln MKZ

2012 Buick Regal
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2012 Chrysler 300
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2012 Lincoln MKZ
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4-Door Sedan Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Regal 4-Door Sedan Base 19 31 $25,972 $27,055
Regal 4-Door Sedan GS 20 32 $33,441 $34,835
Regal 4-Door Sedan Premium 1 19 31 $27,350 $28,490
Regal 4-Door Sedan Premium 2 19 31 $28,704 $29,900
Regal 4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 1 18 29 $29,049 $30,260
Regal 4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 2 18 29 $30,403 $31,670
Regal 4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 3 18 29 $31,603 $32,920
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4-Door Sedan V6 300S AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 4-Door Sedan V6 300S AWD 18 27 $34,393 $36,020
300 4-Door Sedan V6 300S RWD 19 31 $32,232 $33,670
300 4-Door Sedan V6 Limited AWD 18 27 $33,473 $35,020
300 4-Door Sedan V6 Limited RWD 19 31 $31,312 $32,670
300 4-Door Sedan V6 RWD 18 27 $26,712 $27,670
300 4-Door Sedan V8 300C AWD 15 23 $38,993 $41,020
300 4-Door Sedan V8 300C Luxury Series AWD 15 23 $42,213 $44,520
300 4-Door Sedan V8 300C Luxury Series RWD 16 25 $40,052 $42,170
300 4-Door Sedan V8 300C RWD 16 25 $36,832 $38,670
300 4-Door Sedan V8 300S AWD 15 23 $39,913 $42,020
300 4-Door Sedan V8 300S RWD 16 25 $37,752 $39,670
300 4-Door Sedan V8 Mopar 12 RWD 16 25 $37,752 $39,670
300 4-Door Sedan V8 SRT8 RWD 14 23 $46,062 $47,670
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MKZ 4-Door Sedan AWD 17 25 $34,435 $36,645
MKZ 4-Door Sedan FWD 18 27 $32,677 $34,755
MKZ 4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD 41 36 $32,677 $34,755
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,972
$34,393
$34,435
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,055
$36,020
$36,645
Monthly Payment Estimate
$451 / month
$600 / month
$611 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
A new GS flavor rounds out the 2012 Buick Regal menu, and leaves an even sweeter taste in our mouths. Riper and more mature, the latest Chrysler 300 has classically handsome looks and in the right versions, big rear-drive fun. The 2012 Lincoln MKZ has supple leather and wood trim for luxury-car street cred, and hybrid flower power to appeal to greens.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Large Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 40.1 36.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.6 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
52.3 56.1 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 59.5 57.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.0 106.3 96.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.9 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 57.7 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.8 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 56.2 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 75.0 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 63.4 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 198.6 189.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 59.2 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 63.8 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
107.8 120.2 107.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 16.3 16.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 13.6 x 1.3 11.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x - TBD - 12.6 x 0.9 11.0 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 19.5 16.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68 3.1 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 16.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 38.7 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R18 P235/55R19 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
QKE TDX T7C
Front Tire Size
P235/50R18 P235/55R19 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
16 Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QKE TDX T7C
Spare Tire Order Code
P76 TBK N/A
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3600 4235 3796
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 19 x 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 19 x 7.5 17 X 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 14.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 730 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 160 150
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 260 @ 4800 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LEA ERB 99C
Displacement
2.4L/145 3.6L/220 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 292 @ 6350 263 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol I4 Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.07 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.67 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.71 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.10 1.56
Trans Type
6 8 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.29 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.30 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.14 2.37
Trans Order Code
MH8 DFG 44B
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4-Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick Regal Chrysler 300 Lincoln MKZ
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Short-Long Arm Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.6 0.7
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.3 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Five-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 8.7 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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